Police in Nwoya district is holding 3 men in custody for killing an elephant in Murchison National park
The three men in their mid-30s identified as Ayella Bob, Okello Eric and Otema Justin residents of Anaka village were found in posession of 27 kilograms worth of ivory.
The Trio was arrested after Officials from the Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) were tipped off by police about the sale for ivory in Anaka village in Nwoya district.
The three confessed to NRCN, that they found a dead elephant in the Murchison Falls national park and swiftly removed its tusks given their valuable ivory.
One of the suspects, Otema, said they were going to sell the tusks at Ug Shs. 300,000 for each kilogram of the 27 kilograms.
According to Nwoya police, the suspects will be kept in police custody as investigations go on to find the weapon used as well as the killer before they are arraigned before courts of law as stipulated in the Uganda Wildlife Act.